Morning glory blooms in the morning, withers in the evening, and completes its life cycle in one day. Inspired by traditional Chinese lantern and kite making techniques, I created this installation to reflect the growth cycle, metamorphosis, and cycle of life and death in nature. Although the works appear translucent, soft and light, within it embodies a complicated construction full of internal tension.
In many of my works, I use suspension as an expression technique, constructing the concept of a “time pause”. Though morning glory has a brief life cycle in nature, even when constructed with fragile materials, it becomes eternal and static, as if someone pressed the pause button.